It can lead to the curtailment of national governments’ power. It is under a draft treaty between the EU and US that Britain could lose its ability to impose environmental taxes, restrictions and safeguards on airlines.
The text of the draft “open skies” treaty is obtained by the Guardian. It is likely to alarm environmental activists who argue that the seemingly unstoppable growth in air travel is among the main contributory factors to global warming.
It is last year; aviation emissions rose by 12% and now account for about 11% of Britain’s total greenhouse gas emissions. It is the fastest growing sector! Global warming is a bigger threat to the world than global terrorism, the government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir David King described.
Via: The Guardian